Friday, March 19, 2010

Princess and the Pony

Over a year and half ago we went to the county fair and on the way there all Jadyn could talk about was how much she wanted to ride a pony. If anyone recalls that post, when we got there and the nice gentleman actually put her on the pony, this is what happened:

So it was with great skepticism that I took the kids to the visiting petting zoo a few weeks ago. It wasn't that I didn't think they would enjoy seeing, petting and feeding the various animals that the zoo had because I knew they would:

But I wasn't so sure about Jadyn's confident pleas that she really, really, really wanted to ride the pony. Sure, she LOVES animals - amongst her favorite toys are her interactive pet panda, pig and kitty. She picks out books about animals at the library and counts Diego as one of her favorite shows. She has even started proclaiming that she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up so she can help sick animals get better. She wants all of her charity money to go to our local animal shelter. And just like her mom, if she had it her way our house would be filled with rescued puppies and kitties. But how would she react to actually being set on a pony and taken for a ride?

So yeah, as you can see it went really well and she loved it. And of course now on top of kitties and puppies and guinea pigs and fish, she also wants a pony. She seemed satisfied however, with the idea that she would be able to ride a pony again. And this time I'll know its going to be a big hit.


Carrie77 said...

Awww, go Jadyn! Glad she was con

Joanna said...

When I was a kid I had a job at a pony farm. It's amazing how on one trip a child will scream their head off and the next trip turns them into life long horse lovers. I see that Jadyn is now in the second category. I'm sorry. Maybe in a few years you can get her into a ridding camp if her passion for ponies stays strong.

Heidi O said...

Don't you love when they get it and enjoy. That's great!

Steph said...

What a difference a year (or less) can make! Cooper loves pony rides too and his aunt has horses but they are too big and scary for him yet. How sweet that she wants to rescue all the animals. I did that once with a dog and it was a total disaster, but I would do it again anyway. :)